Silversea Luxury Cruises A Dikili

Dikili

Although not as "discovered" as tourist-heavy Aegean cities like Çeşme, Kuşadası, and Bodrum, Dikili has seen its share of the pie grow exponentially in the past decade as developers plant their flags in the dark beach sand. Some of this has impacted the area’s natural beauty, but it’s made beaches, hotels, and rich historical ruins far more accessible.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Dikili

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Dikili at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Dikili at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Kalem Island Beach Tour

Enjoy views of the Turkish coastline and a boat ride to the pristine island of Kalem for a day at the beach.


Depart the pier via coach for the approximate 20 to 30-minute drive. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the Turkish coastline as your coach traverses the countryside to the quaint village of Bademli. Board a boat for a brief ride, approximately 15 minutes, to the picturesque Island of Kalem.


During your three-hour stay, enjoy refreshing swims in the cool, clear water, sun-bathing on the sandy beach, or strolling through the resort's sophisticated lush surrounds.


At the conclusion of your stay, re-board the boat for the return sail to Bademli where your coach awaits to take you back to the pier in Dikili.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility but not recommended for those who utilise a wheelchair. There are 50 steps that guests must climb to reach the toilet facilities. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Bring local currency for any purchases from the resort. The resort's beach is not exclusive to Silversea guests.

Bergama Town & Asclepion

This tour has been organized for guests who find exploring the acropolis of ancient Pergamum too difficult. Touring the Asclepion is on even ground.


Depart the pier via coach for the approximate thirty minute drive to the modern town of Bergama located at the foot of the Pergamum acropolis. Proceed with a guided walk of the Asclepion.


The Asclepion

Below the acropolis, spread out on level ground, are the ruins of antiquity's first complete health spa and healing center. A 30-minute walking tour of the site includes the Sacred Way, Sacred Well and the Serpent Altar, the design of which was the symbol of Asclepius (god of medicine). The Asclepion's fame was mainly due to Galen, one of the greatest physicians of ancient times. Under his influence, the medical school at Pergamum became renowned, and his work presented the basis for all Western medicine well into the 1500s.

Leaving the site, you will head to the center of Bergama.


Archaeological Museum

Located on the town's main street, the museum houses a large collection of material from the Stone Age to Byzantine times as well as an ethnographic department. Following a brief visit, take a short drive through Bergama's busy streets to the Red Courtyard.


Red Courtyard

The massive brick-built ruins once belonged to the Temple of Serapis, originally built by Emperor Hadrian and converted in Byzantine times into a church dedicated to the apostle John. The building, also known as Red Basilica, takes its name from the red brick walls. After the destruction by the Arabs in the early 8th century, a smaller church was built within the ruins.


After your visit there is some free time to explore the Bergama town center before starting the return drive to Dikili.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking (Approximately 1 km/ 0.6 miles) on occasionally uneven ground. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair who must be able to transfer from the chair to the coach via steps. Sturdy walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen are recommended.

Pergamum & Asclepion

Discover the archaeological ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon and the ancient health center, The Asclepion on this half-day tour.


Pergamum

Depart from Dikili port to Pergamum, passing through the fertile plains watered by the Selinus River, a site settled by one civilization after another since ancient timamum was ruled by Lydians and by Persians before falling to Alexander the Great in 334 BC. When Alexander died, control of the city passed to one of his generals, Lysimahchus, who controlled a great part of the Aegean region. After Lysimachus' death a cascade of kings and emperors ruled the city and the kingdom of which it was the center, from Philatairos to Attalus to Eumenes, to Atallus II, whose will finally declared that Pergamum would become a part of the Roman Empire after his death.


500 years later, around 300 AD, this already great city's golden age began with the invention of parchment in the city. You will tour the remains of the city's most famous landmark, a library that contained 200,000 volumes and put Pergamum on a par with Alexandria as a cultural center of the Roman Empire.


Next, a panoramic cable car ride will bring guests to the acropolis located high upon the hilltop. As you walk around the acropolis and take in the spectacular view, you will get the impression that the city was built to be an inaccessible fortress. And it was. Continue on, admiring the celebrated library, a steep and impressively dignified theater, temples of Trajan and Dionysus, the monumental altar of Zeus, the sanctuary of Demeter, a gymnasium on three terraces, and the Agora.


Asclepion

Your next stop will be the Asclepion, named after the god of health, which is reached via a sacred road lined with still more monuments and architectural fragments from antiquity. The Asclepion added to the city's reputation as a center of learning and science, and contained a rehabilitation center, an Ionic portico, sacred spring, latrines, and a "psychotherapy tunnel".


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: The visit to Pergamum involves an extensive amount of walking (approximately 1.5 km / 0.9 miles) uphill and downhill across uneven ground. The site of the Asclepion is on level ground. It is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat and long pants to avoid scratches from the briar bushes are recommended. Guests will need to take a cable car to reach the Acropolis that is located on the hilltop.